Multimedia Design & Production 

Digital Design Associate of Applied Science Transfer Degree

102 Credits

Program Mission: The Digital Design AAS-T degree prepares students to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to produce websites, printed materials, and interactive online experiences using industry standard software.

Courses are delivered through face-to-face, online, and hybrid methods allowing students to practice skills necessary in industry. Students will conduct industry research to identify career pathways, learn professional practices including copyright, file management, portfolio development and workplace ethics. Students culminate their learning experience at the end of their studies with a showcase of their portfolio to industry professionals.

Digital Design AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in print and web
  • Demonstrate superior technical skills in industry-standard software
  • Create effective print and online projects incorporating the elements and principles of design
  • Apply color theory and drawing skills to both digital and hands-on projects
  • Describe the historical significance and current design standards for typographic design
  • Demonstrate basic coding skills using HTML and CSS
  • Produce and integrate a variety of vector and raster graphics within web, print and interactive projects
  • Describe the importance of site navigation and usability in web design
  • Prepare print files for output demonstrating knowledge of prepress standards, appropriate file formats and standard industry workflow practices
  • Produce a professional resume, cover letter and industry-ready portfolio
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills
  • Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter.  It is the student's responsibility to discuss sequencing and work out their individual schedule with a counselor or advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Admission Dates: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Program Requirements

ART 102 Beginning Two-Dimensional Design 5
ART 121 Introduction to Drawing 5
ART 252 Advanced Two-Dimensional Design 5
MMDP 101 Digital Design Survey 4
MMDP 117 Typography 4
MMDP 118 HTML 1 5
MMDP 121 Vector Illustration 1 with Illustrator 4
MMDP 122 Image Editing 1 with Photoshop 4
MMDP 123 Multimedia Authoring with Flash 4
MMDP 126 Page Layout 1 with InDesign 4
MMDP 133 Web Authoring with Dreamweaver 4
MMDP 153 Introduction to Web & Mobile Design 5
MMDP 154 Electronic Publishing with Acrobat 4
MMDP 158 Prepress & Digital Publishing 4
MMDP 168 Intro to Content Management Systems 4
MMDP 170 Motions Graphics with After Effects 5
MMDP 190 Portfolio/Job Search 5
MMDP Technical Electives2 7

Academic Core Requirements - 20 Credits

ENGL& 101 English Composition I 5
MATH& 107 Math in Society1 5
Social Science 5
Humanities 5
Total Program Credits102

See Academic Core  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

1Or any college level math course with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite


Technical Electives may be taken from ART or MMDP areas.

Recommended electives

ART& 100 Art Appreciation 5
ART 203 Intermediate Drawing 5
MMDP 105 Storyboard Development 4
MMDP 128 Digital Photography 4
MMDP 139 Digital A/V Editing I with Final Cut Pro 5
MMDP 141 Vector Illustration 2 with Illustrator 4
MMDP 142 Image Editing 2 with Photoshop 4
MMDP 143 Actionscript with Flash 4
MMDP 146 InDesign II 4
MMDP 168 Introduction to Content Management Systems 4
MMDP 235 PHP Scritping 5
MMDP 238 JavaScript 5
MMDP 297 Multimedia Internship 2-4